Highlighting the sultanate’s really like for tradition, Oman Cricket has hung a golden bell outdoors the Oman Cricket Academy developing to preserve cricket’s well-liked custom alive, stated a press release.
The ringing of the 5-minute bell is a current tradition very first introduced at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London in 2007. It has now grow to be a excellent honour to be invited to ring the bell on the morning of a Test match.
When H E Sheikh Dr Yahya bin Suleiman al Naddabi, Wali of Amerat, rang the conventional bell on Monday, it not only continued a significantly-loved cricket tradition but sounded an alarm for all the 4 teams to get prepared for play. He was the guest of honour at two games at Oman Cricket’s twin grounds hosting ICC World Cricket League Division Three games.
“Many cricket grounds ring the bell to signal start of play, though some don’t for some reason. We had decided that any good tradition must be followed and kept alive and that is why we invite an Omani dignitary, mostly a high-ranking government official, every day to perform one of the game’s much-liked rituals,” stated Madhu Jesrani, secretary of Oman Cricket.
“The bell is rung five minutes before the start of play and this is done to alert the teams to be ready so that the game can start on time,” he added.
“Oman has a rich culture that promotes age-old traditions and ringing the traditional bell resonates well with this society’s keenness to keep customs alive and part of daily life.” In Monday’s two games, the US played against Kenya, whilst Singapore faced Denmark.
Information Source: Muscat Daily